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I met Jacob in the middle of a field on a dusty summer day. I was in line at a small farmers’ market when he bumped into me, and we locked eyes. “Pardon,” he said in an accent I couldn’t place, his straw hat quivering in the wind, “I am just getting some water for my dog.” He motioned to a beautiful glazed clay jug in his hand. How could I be so lucky, I thought, to find a man with beautiful eyes, wheat-colored hair and perfectly distressed overalls, who preferred ceramic over plastic? The hipster boyfriend of my dreams.
Keurig’s coffee brewer ‘DRM’ has already been defeated
By Chris Welch, theverge.com
Maybe getting past Keurig’s DRM-protected brewing system won’t be so challenging after all. Keurig Green Mountain incensed many third-party coffee pod makers with its decision to lock down the Keurig 2.0 system with the coffee equivalent of DRM…
According to opera singer David Leigh, one of the best paid jobs is that of a theatrical carpenter in New York City.
“The lowest-earning carpenters at Carnegie Hall made $300,000 in 2009, and the props master made over $400,000,” Leigh wrote. “At the Metropolitan Opera, the master carpenter earns over $500,000 a year, which is about 20% more than his boss earns.”
Indeed, often the highest paying positions are protected by union contracts, David S Rose pointed out. “The guy who operates the hoist (the outside elevator) on a construction site in New York City,” is extremely well paid, Rose wrote. “While it looks like all he’s doing is pushing a button to make the lift go up and down, and while in fact that may be all that he is doing, a combination of factors … makes him the highest paid person on the entire construction site (including all of the superintendents and managers on the job!) We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.”
A British couple’s dream of a quiet retirement in the sun of southern France turned into a nightmare when their neighbours walled them into their home.
Locals in the village of Brugairolles in the foothills of the Pyrenees were so appalled by the immurement, they rose up to rescue the elderly couple, tearing down a wall from the front of the house and ripping open windows and doors that had been nailed shut.
The fight started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to a passenger’s tray table and prevents the person in front of them from reclining.
Ross Pomeroy, RCScience, realclearscience.com
Ross Pomeroy, RCScience
Nobody remembers the 2001 winner of Amorim Academy’s annual competition to crown the greatest contribution to the science of wine (“a study of genetic polymorphism in the cultivated vine Vitis vinifera L. by means of…